Be part of a stellar team driven to end global poverty
Attractive salary, NFP salary packaging + meals & entertainment benefits
Hybrid working, Sydney CBD location, a culture of respect & caring
Motivated by the parable of the Good Samaritan, Opportunity International Australia seeks to end poverty in developing countries – one family and one community at a time.
By providing small loans to families in need, Opportunity helps them grow their own businesses and generate sustainable incomes so they can lift themselves out of poverty with dignity.
To break the cycle of poverty for good, Opportunity also increases families’ access to healthcare and quality education, while strengthening communities to reduce the risk of gender-based violence – creating a new future for generations to come.
As GEDSI Adviser, you will lead the provision of Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) related technical advisory support to Opportunity’s Health, Edufinance, Women’s Safety, Microfinance and other programs in the Asia region. The role also supports internal implementation of GEDSI at Opportunity.
Specifically, you will:
• Oversee the integration of best-practice GEDSI approaches across the lifecycle of Opportunity’s projects / programs.
• Lead robust gender analysis and disability inclusion analysis with partners, ensuring findings are used to inform design of projects / programs, including adopting a ‘do no harm’ approach.
• Develop tools and resources to strengthen GEDSI implementation across all of Opportunity’s programs including microfinance.
• Plan and facilitate the setting up and implementation of a GEDSI community of practice with implementing partners and staff.
• Facilitate the establishment of a GEDSI and safeguarding committee and oversee the implementation of the organisation’s GEDSI Action Plan.
• Develop and facilitate GEDSI training to Opportunity staff, implementing partners and microfinance partners and provide ongoing GEDSI mentoring and capacity-building.
• Provide technical guidance on GEDSI including ‘do no harm’ approaches to the Programs team to ensure Opportunity’s approach to GEDSI is aligned with global best-practice approaches and DFAT accreditation and other policy requirements.
• Lead the design of a GEDSI measurement framework of outcomes and indicators and guide embedding of the framework in programs to enhance GEDSI monitoring, evaluation, and impact reporting.
• Initiate, contribute to, and support the development of proposals to fund GEDSI in programs.
You will be an experienced GEDSI specialist with an international development background and skills in capacity-building across diverse cultural settings. Your confident, proactive, respectful, and professional approach, coupled with the ability to work in alignment with the values of the Christian ethos that motivates Opportunity, will be key to your success.
Additionally, you will have:
• Tertiary qualifications in international development, gender studies, human rights, social work or a related discipline or equivalent experience.
• Demonstrated results in leading gender equality, disability and social inclusion mainstreaming and targeted efforts at organizational and programmatic levels including adapting and working with different teams with varying levels of understanding of GEDSI.
• Accountability in implementing, managing and / or providing technical assistance to programs, preferably in South Asia and/or Southeast Asia.
• At least five years relevant employment experience; experience with DFAT-funded programs and/or work with DFAT accredited organizations would be an advantage.
• Exceptional interpersonal, networking and relationship management skills across a range of cross-cultural contexts and ability to influence change.
• Demonstrated experience in design and facilitation of participatory and/or remote training, and mentoring.
• Strong computer skills and high proficiency in Microsoft office tools and virtual communications.
A passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, and an alignment with Opportunity’s mission, value and purpose, is critical.
How to Apply
If you have a passion for international development to serve the world’s most disadvantaged, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the skills required section above. Please direct all applications and enquiries to Taylor Deacon-king at [email protected]
For further details regarding Opportunity International please visit https://opportunity.org.au/
We are likely to begin the shortlisting and interviewing process before the closing date, so please don’t delay your application. The advertisement will be removed once the position has been filled. Please be assured your application is confidential and we will respond to all candidates.
Opportunity International supports an inclusive and diverse workforce. We consider applications regardless of race, sex, gender, age and disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of minority groups, non-binary people, and people with disabilities are all encouraged to apply. You will not be disadvantaged if you ask for an adjustment when you apply for a role. We want all applicants to perform at their best and compete with other applicants equally.